One thing that is very important to us a transcultural, transracial, adoptive family is doing our best to maintain a sense of Ethiopian culture for our daughters. We cannot give back everything they lost in their adoptions, but we can do our best to give them everything we possibly can, and making their home culture a part of our daily lives is a portion of how we do that. I will admit that we do not do this perfectly or even admirably just yet, but we are trying to do better and better as time goes by. The adjustments to family life with a new family member are not small ones, and so we have started small and are building our traditions over time. So much of what we do is simple, but makes a huge difference, particularly for Zinashi, who remembers life in Ethiopia. Every adoptive family does things a little differently in regard to honoring culture; this is our list. It’s certainly not exhaustive, but it’s a place to start.